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“Great setting (outside) and service but food was mediocre”
Review of La Finca

La Finca
Ranked #26 of 39 Restaurants in Loja
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
West Linn
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great setting (outside) and service but food was mediocre”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Awesome setting and views. The service was awesome. However, the food was nothing to write home about. Considering the hefty price tag, I'm not sure it's worth it. The food presented well but lacked flavor..seemed a bit bland. I discovered a local restaurant just down the road in Riofrio For about 1/2 the price and the food was awesome.

La Finca does offer a romantic setting and great atmosphere. Beware of bees in the Summer! The bees were so bad that we had to finish our meal inside. Avoid bees by dining later in the evening, after it has cooled off (after 8:30 or 9:00 PM).

  • Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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Cotswolds
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A must visit”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Beautifully presented and excellent quality food, excellent Spanish wine - a secret not to be missed

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank CotswoldKeble
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Minneapolis
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best Meal in Spain”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We stayed at the Bobadilla and always hesitate to eat at a restaurant associated with the hotel, particularly what a hotel may characterize as a "luxury" restaurant, in part because they tend to be overpriced and under-perform. Quite the opposite proved true of the Finca.

The restaurant is in a building separate from the main hotel building, and houses both the Finca, and a second,less "fancy" restaurant. The Finca is relatively small with perhaps 20 tables, and is in a beautifully furnished room that is at the same time luxuriously appointed and "cozy." Groups of tables are separated by unobtrusive half walls and bookcases, almost leaving one with the experience of dining in a room with one or two other couples.

The wait staff was extremely attentive, immediately catering to our every wish, and perfectly timing courses so that we had time to talk but not to stare at our empty plates. Although the busboy seemed to be the nice gentlemen that also served as bellman at the hotel, unlike in the hotel, the wait staff anticipated our needs rather than reacting passively to our requests.

Most importantly, the five course meal we had, with wine, for 65 Euro, was exceptional. Although most restaurant's serve bread, prior to the meal, the FINCA serves it with a tray in which the pour two forms of olive oil that are locally produced and that are delicious. The first course was a huge slab of fois gras (which I have to admit I believe is one of the most decadent foods on the planet) served with a small radicchio salad that was perfectly dressed. The first main, a good sized piece of Hake, was perfectly done in the Eric Rippert style of purity and perfection in fish. The second main consisted of two incredibly tender filets of pigeon over a delicious base. And the dessert was equally exceptional. Although we anticipated a flight of wines, we were served only two--normally a disappointment--but the albarino was as delicious as a Galacian wine gets and a perfect accompaniment to the fois gras and fish, and the merlot was extraordinary. This was not your uncle's California Merlot (so soft and formless that it adds nothing to a meal), but a brawny, rich merlot from Somatano that was more like a granache or tempranillo from Priorat.

At 130 Euro for the two of us, this was a steal. Worth a visit even if you are not staying at the Bobadilla

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pretty setting with wonderful food and service”
Reviewed 2 October 2012

I had dinner here with a group of friend in early September. We were seated on a very pretty terrace with spectacular views to the distant valley and mountains. The food and service were very good, but I have to say that my experience was tainted a bit after the sun went down and bright spotlights were turned on to illumunate the dining area. The lights glared in our eyes and gave us all (and the food) a very bluish-gray pallor. For such a nice place, you would expect a more thoughful way to light what is otherwise a very charming spot - the spotlights unfortunately washed much of the charm away for me.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank peterspartner
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
575 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

La Finca is a very pretty restaurant in a stunning hotel. We started the evening with a drink in the Cortijo bar and then took our table in the restaurant. The seats are the most comfortable of any restaurant I've been to! Service was very friendly from all staff at La Bobadilla. My friends ordered a starter with goats cheese and jamon followed by steak with a tarragon sauce - everything was pronounced delicious. I had a fish soup starter which was very nice and a pork dish from the specials menu which was just ok - a bit salty. The desserts we tried were nice too and included an interesting pine nut ice-cream and the biggest creme brulee ever! We finished our meal with fresh mint tea. With water, wine and bread, the meal came to about £70/person. Not cheap but you are paying for the experience which is worth it for a special occasion. I'll be saving up for a room at La Bobadilla to sleep off my next La Finca meal in style!!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Sorellina
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